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Students

Year-End Tax Planning Checklist

The following checklist provides tactics you should consider as part of your year-end tax planning. If you need further explanation, please contact Chaplin & Co., Chartered Accountants at 416 667 7060.

  • Scholarships and other prizes - Remember that all scholarship fellowship bursary or prize from a program that entitles the student to the education tax credit are tax-free.
  • Moving expenses - If you moved to attend school, your moving expenses may be deductible.
  • Examination fees - Claim examination fees in excess of $100 paid to obtain a professional status or to be licensed or certified to practice a profession or trade in Canada.
  • Unclaimed credits - Remember that the carryforward period is:
    • indefinite for unclaimed education and tuition fees credits; and
    • five years for unclaimed student loan interest.
  • Foreign university tuition fees - If you attend a foreign university, your tuition fees may be eligible for a tuition credit in Canada. For 2018, foreign university programmes will qualify if they are at least 3 weeks long (previously, the programmes had to be 13 consecutive weeks).